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Trio Charged in Cold Spring Incident Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrest of three subjects following an incident in the Village of Cold Spring.

On August 12, 2014 at 1:24 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Brian Aisenstat responded to a 911 report of a trespass in progress at 10 Grove Court in the Village of Cold Spring. Upon arrival, the deputy observed three subjects leaving the property at 10 Grove Court. The deputy stopped and interviewed the subjects, who were identified as follows: Allie M. Farwell, 20, of 353 Main Street, Nelsonville; Julian M. Mastrantone, 16, of 1175 Route 9, Garrison; and a 15 year old male youth. The complainant and eyewitness to the incident told the deputy that he observed the three subjects trespassing on the property. The witness further stated that he observed the 15 year old male kick open and damage an exterior door and then unlawfully enter the residence.

The deputy arrested Ms. Farwell and Mr. Mastrantone and charged them with Trespass, a violation. The two were released from the scene in their own recognizance pending a September 8, 2014 appearance in the Village of Cold Spring Justice Court to answer the charge. If found guilty of the violation, each defendant faces up to fifteen days in jail and a fine of up to $250.00.

The deputy charged the 15 year old male with Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a misdemeanor; issued a juvenile appearance ticket; and released the youth into the custody of a relative pending a future appearance at the Putnam County Probation Department

 
Man's body found in woods in Putnam County Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Authorities in Putnam County are trying to confirm the identity of a man whose body was found in a wooded area in Carmel.

 
Man's Body Found in Carmel Woods Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the body of a man was found in a wooded area off U.S. Route 6 in Carmel yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. Authorities believe that they know the identity of the deceased, but are still working to confirm his identity before releasing his name to the public.

The body was found lying in woods a few hundred yards in from the north side of Route 6, about a half-mile west of the Route 6 intersection with John Simpson Road. The condition of the remains indicates that the man may have been dead for several days before the body was discovered.

Investigators report that they detected no apparent signs of any foul play on or near the body. Their investigation is continuing.

The Putnam County Coroner’s Office has ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of the man’s death and pathology tests to verify his identity.

 
Southeast Man Charged With DWI Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrest of a Southeast man on a charge of DWI.

On August 5, 2014 at 2:49 a.m., Deputy Sheriffs Frederick Mark and Joseph Diaz stopped a motorist who had committed a traffic violation on Ice Pond Road in the town of Southeast. The deputies determined that the driver, identified as Nicholas A. Mendoza, 21, of 141 Ice Pond Road, Southeast was intoxicated. The deputy arrested the man and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after the man failed a series of standardized field sobriety tests. The defendant was processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility and held pending arraignment.

If found guilty of the misdemeanor charge, the defendant could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.

 
Westchester Motorist Faces DWAI Drug Charge Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrest of a motorist on a charge of DWAI by Drugs.

On August 8, 2014 at 6:07 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Levine responded to a 911 call that an erratic vehicle that had been traveling south bound on Route 9 in the town of Phillipstown. The 911 report had stated that the vehicle had been traveling at an unsafe speed and weaving in and out of traffic. Deputy Levine initiated the traffic stop on Route 9 and identified the driver as Donald J. Dean, 59, of 23 Riverview Road, Verplanck, NY. Deputy Levine observed prescription medication in a bag on the passenger seat; four pills were missing from the bottle. Mr. Dean stated that he had taken the four missing pills. The deputy arrested Mr. Dean and charged him with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, a misdemeanor, after the man failed a series of standardized field sobriety tests. The defendant was processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility.

If found guilty of the misdemeanor charge, the defendants could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.

 
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